Thursday, 22 August 2013

DURBAN FASHION FAIR 2013

Durban takes to the runway today with it's much awaited annual event kicking of at 16h00 with the showing of four emerging designers who returned from an internship from Milan (yes, your eyes are not deceiving you!).  The inauguration includes Sanele Cele with his label Tempracha, Mthokozizi Ntaka with his collection known as Randevour, Jacqui Emmanuel under her own name, and Modesta by Pinky Dlamini. No doubt, Durban is about to rock the continent! To those of you who were disappointed about the much loved Gavin Rajah who wasn't showing at Cape Town Fashion week this year, the good news is that he will also be showing at the event. The fashionable extravaganza continues well into the weekend with a number of other designers including both newcomers and emerging designers who interned under the skilful talent of the Milanese. The event will also be hosting well known SA designers like Leigh Schubert and Colleen Eitzen who needs no introduction. David Tlale will be showing a new collection on Saturday. David never ceases to impress with his flamboyancy, and having taken New York by storm, we keenly await to see what he has in store.  Saturday will also be seeing one of Africa's rising stars, Mina Evans, a designer from Ghana who studied locally and abroad. The show will also be introducing Diego M from Milan. The list continues with names like Dax Martin, Duke by Sandile Mngadi, Tribal Skin by Thulani Mnguni and Terrence Bray. The list is not complete, but I hope this preview has tantalised your fashionable taste buds enough to rush of to computicket to book your seats! Don't forget to take the purse as the event will end of with a garment sale on Sunday! Next stop, Milan.........
 
The talented Mina Evans
 
 
The Italian duo, husband and wife, Diego Mazzi and Manuela Bortolameolli, the "M" in Diego M. They will be presenting a capsule collection on Saturday, presenting garments that are hand made using uniquely printed leathers.